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    September 11, 2012
    4:00 - 4:30am PDT  

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everybody. it is september 11th. and today, a nation remembers. >> on this 11th anniversary of the terror attacks, change to the ceremony at ground zero. and changes, too, on the campaign trail, all to honor the innocent victims. dirty bombs. could terrorists get their hands on radioactive material at your local hospital? a new report just out shows serious mistakes in security. and what is that smell? millions across southern california asking that very question. but experts think they have found the source. and still stunning and still strutting. the 81-year-old supermodel taking fashion week by storm. good morning. i'm john muller, in for rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris.
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we begin this tuesday, with americans everywhere, remembering that other tuesday morning, 11 years ago today. >> on this 9/11 anniversary, you can see the resilience in lower manhattan. world trade center site, shining in red, white and blue. >> and nearby, for one night a year, those two piercing beams of light where the twin towers once stood. we begin with abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: across the nation, 9/11 commemorations are scaled back this year, as the country tries to strike a balance between remembering and recovering from the terror attack. this morning at ground zero, for the first time, only those who lost loved ones will speak. they'll read the names of the 2,977 who died. >> it's difficult to find the peace and quiet time to celebrate my son. i think that everybody wants to remember 9/11. but we need to have our privacy, too. >> reporter: in washington, president obama will observe a moment of silence at 8:45, before attending an observance
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ceremony at the pentagon. in shanksville, pennsylvania, where flight 93 went down, landers were placed along the memorial for the 40 crew members and passengers who died. today, they'll ring bells of remembrance. back in lower manhattan, the new, multibillion-dollar one world trade center stands tall. >> the progress and the momentum at one world trade center and the world trade center site is a testimony to the region's resilience and resurgence. >> reporter: there's positive news for the thousands of workers and people living around ground zero. about 50 new cancers will be covered by a $2.77 billion settlement fund, set up for victim compensation. >> the first responders who were there for us, we're going to be there for them. we're going to compensate them. we're going to help provide treatment. >> reporter: but congress will have to put more money into the fund. there will be a break on the
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campaign trail today, with president obama staying here in washington, and mitt romney speaking to the national guard convention in reno. as for all those negative campaign commercials, paula and john, they're not going to run today. >> tahman bradley, live in washington this morning. thank you so much, tahman. more politics now and fresh signs of the post-convention bounce for president obama. according to our new abc news poll, the president is six points ahead and up eight points since the political convention. when it comes to the economy, it's still neck and neck. but the president's numbers are, indeed, up. and of course, both sides are spinning the latest numbers out on the campaign trail. abc's david muir has more from mansefield, ohio. >> reporter: in this election year, even a small shift is significant. >> a 4-point lead or a 5-point lead in this environment, is as significant as a 10-point to 12-point lead 15, 20 years ago. >> reporter: matt dowd has advised both parties. and he recognizes that the country is more polarized now. only a tiny slice of americans
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have yet to decide. >> today, we have 6% of people who are truly swing and truly persuadable. if you get a four, five, or six-point bounce, you're maximizing what you can get. >> reporter: what led to the bounce? dowd points to michelle obama's performance. and to bill clinton at that moment. >> no president -- no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a, quote, sugar high from the convention. but the reality from the obama economy hasn't changed. the number most important, october 3rd, debating president obama. less than one month until that first debate. how important are the debates going to be? >> i think the debates are very important. particularly when you have a small sliver that has to make up their mind. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, mansfield, ohio. a report out today highlights a security threat at hospitals around the country.
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about 80% of high-risk hospitals do not properly secure radioactive material that could be used to make a dirty bomb. "the washington post" says among the examples in the government report, is a big-city hospital that gets highly radioactive chemicals in a locked room with a combination written on the wall where everyone can see it. thousands of chicago teachers on the picket line in chicago continues for a second day. the third-largest school district rallied into the evening, as 350,000 students sat out of classes. any hope of a new contract is hinging on two sticking points, job security and new evaluations, partly based on standardized test scores. >> we're here. we're going to stand strong together until we get a fair contract. >> how dare you guys stop school in session? how dare you do that to our children? what are you thinking about? not about them. >> the outcome of the strike could have ramifications across
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the country. teachers in nearly two dozen states are facing similar issues. passengers on a southwest flight into san antonio were delayed two hours after a threat was phoned in. the plane was kept away from the terminal, as police and search dogs conducted that search. nothing suspicious was found. passengers were then able to reboard the aircraft for the short trip to the terminal. southern california investigators looking into what is being called a horrific odor. the main culprit, believed to be that salton sea where large amounts of fish usually die and decay this time of year. some are saying that the stench is being reported some 50 miles away in suburban los angeles. >> so, fish and chips off the table right now? >> no fish and chips today. it is time for the weather across the nation on this tuesday. flooding monsoon thunderstorms from southern california to new mexico. windy, with high fire danger from the northwest into the upper midwest. then, showers in south florida. a chilly morning with frost
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advisories for upstate new york. and new england. fall is in the air. >> 68 in boston. 74 here in new york. 80s in the southeast and across the nation's midsection. 70s in the northern rockies. >> could take this weather about nine months out of the year. >> this is nice weather, isn't it? >> yes, it is. and coming up, important, new cancer screening information for women. this time, it's not breast cancer. casino mogul, steve wynn, winning big in the courtroom, after taking on the guy behind "girls gone wild." and then, an update on our dear friend, robin roberts, and what she tweeted just before checking into the hospital. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home
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welcome back. wall it a win-win situation. billionaire casino mogul, steve wynn has just been awarded $20 million in his slander case against joe francis, who is the founder of "girls gone wild." francis publicly claimed that wynn threatened to kill him over a gambling debt. but a jury found that francis knew the allegations were false. most of the 5 million websites hosted by godaddy are back online this morning. the company doesn't know what caused the outage. some say it is the sprawling hacker group, anonymous, claimed responsibility. but there's no evidence of that. consumer borrowing fell more than $3 billion in july. and the decrease was entirely because of a drop in credit card
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use. economists say that may reflect a lack of confidence in the economy. it's the first decline in overall consumer borrowing in more than a year. and general motors is denying a report that it loses $49,000 on each chevy volt that it sells. the automaker does admit it does lose some money on the hybrid. but not close to that much. analysts say it is not unusual, however, for electric autos to lose money when they first go on the market. apple expected to announce its next iphone tomorrow. and that could be good for the economy. jpmorgan chase saying iphone 5 sales will boost sales significantly. they expect 8 million iphone 5s to sell this year. while existing model sales remain solid. an extreme makeover host finds himself in extreme danger. in the path of a carjacker.
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welcome back on the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. a live look at lower manhattan in the pre-dawn hours. the world trade center illuminated in red, white and blue. thousands of family members will be there to honor the victims today. flooded highways in the southwest, from southern california to new mexico. going to be a slick commute in the southern half of florida, around miami, west palm beach and ft. lauderdale. if you're flying, airport delays are possible in las vegas, salt lake city and phoenix. back to the news this tuesday morning. police in wisconsin have released chilling dash cam video of a deadly shooting at a sikh temple last month.
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>> now, the first video shows lieutenant bryan murphy, arriving on the scene and exchanging gunfire with the shooter. murphy dives for cover behind a parked car. the other video shows that when officer stan lemda arrives, he exchanged fire with the shooter. six people inside the temple were killed before page turned the gun on himself. we're learning about a frightening crime involving chris powell. he's the star of "extreme makeover: weight loss edition." his son and the boy's nanny, barely avoided being carjacked in mesa. the carjacker was tracked down using onstar and an iphone. >> we got our car back, which i didn't care about. and i had completely written off. i mean, i feel just so grateful and so lucky. >> thanks to technology, onstar stopped the stolen car a short
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distance away. the alleged thief grabbed powell's ipad, which helped police track him down, using her iphone. we're following a developing story in detroit. a standoff ended with the death of a man who had been keeping police at bay for most of the day. a former auto exec facing legal and family troubles was found dead inside his home. he shot and killed an officer who had been called to the home sunday for a possible suicide attempt. the big tax hike on cigarettes three years ago appears to have been doing the job. there's been a drop in smoking among teens and the poor. it brought in $30 billion in additional revenue. tobacco use was down 19% last year, the lowest on record. and smokers who don't quit, apparently light up less. medical experts say women should not undergo routine screening for a particularly deadly form of cancer. ovarian cancer is usually in advanced stages by the time it's
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diagnosed. but ultrasounds may lead to false positives. the recommendation applies to only healthy women and not those at high-risk. week one of the nfl has wrapped up with monday night football. highlights from espn. >> welcome to your "sportscenter" update. i'm jorge andres. "monday night football" in baltimore. ray lewis and the ravens took on the bengals. ravens up 10-3. joe flacco going deep, to anquan boldin. 34-yard touchdown. flacco, two touchdowns. ravens up 17-3. final minute of the third quarter now. andy dalton, no? ed reed with the interception. he now leads the nfl, and passes rod woodson on the return yards as the ravens win. novak djokovic, taking on andy murray, making his fifth appearance at the u.s. open.
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the tiebreak. this lasted 87 minutes, the longest tiebreak in terms of the u.s. open history. djokovic returned. right to the net. murray up 2-0. djokovic, down 4-2. break point for murray. djokovic, forehand, again into the net. murray, 5-2. one game away from becoming the first player not named federer, nidal or djokovic to win a grand slam. murray serves for a double point. djokovic can't do it. he becomes the first british man to win a grand slam final since 1936. that's your "sportscenter" update. i'm jorge andres. have a great day. >> i will have a great day. back to football. the late monday night game featuring the chargers and the raiders. and san diego q.b., philip rivers, heading malcolm floyd on a short touchdown pass.
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and oakland, all sorts of problems. they botched three punts while using a backup long snapper. the chargers took advantage, kicking five field goals. san diego wins a messy one, 22-14. that's a lot of field goals. >> nice beard on that fella. here's one from the making of the best of a situation file. in this case, the situation was hurricane isaac. >> mississippi artist, bonnie urich, applied some paint to the canvas. he let isaac's winds blow it around. >> it came out pretty good. when he auctions the paintings, the proceeds will go to help hurricane victims. you and i could try that, and it wouldn't look as cool. it looks like he did nothing. but i'll bet you there's a method to the madness. >> i hope it raises money. up next, "the pulse." and the message robin roberts sent all of us. and katie couric's debut, with jessica simpson, opening up
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and stop further joint damage before they stop you. it's "pulse" time, stories we guarantee you're going to be talking about today, especially around the watercooler. beginning with katie. cue up katie couric. >> katie couric, kicking off her daytime talk show yesterday, with her first guest, a
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slimmed-down jessica simpson, who shared her struggle to take off that baby weight. >> you can watch more katie and jessica today because she is going to be on "good morning america." apparently hosting the second hour. >> that will be interesting. see if she can pull off the news gig. >> i think she looks great. >> she does look great. >> there's so much pressure to lose that baby weight. the world's oldest supermodel just keeps on rocking it. carmen, check her out. she worked the catwalk twice in fashion week. first came a caramel-colored gown. >> she looks great, doesn't she? first appeared on the cover of a "vogue" magazine at age 15. she's been on the runway ever since. she turned 81 this past june. >> she's been modeling for 66 years. >> my goodness gracious. >> is that the correct math? >> i'll take your word for it. this morning, our thoughts and prayers are with our friend and colleague, "gma" co-host, robin roberts.
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she's about to undergo a bone marrow transplant, for a rare disorder, mds. >> robin put a twitter posting, saying, my last tweet for a while. heading to the hospital. time to focus on healing. i take each and every one of you with me in my heart. light and love. >> robin got quite a sendoff from her "gma" family over the weekend, including this big smooch from josh elliott. i know a lot of us around the office are wearing these little bracelets. light, love, power and presence, for robin. >> thoughts and prayers are with her. >> she's going to do great. for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we're going to be back with high-priced art going to the dogs. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd.
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next, the 11th anniversary of 9/11. the nation marks the attacks with events in new york, pennsylvania and pentagon. fire rips through a south bay apartment complex. tracking clouds along the coast, warmer weather for the rest of us. classes. windy from washington state. mo monsoon storms and flooding in the southwest. finally, a regal keepsake for all of the dog lovers. we know there's a lot of you.
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>> dog owners are now dishing out big bucks to immortalize their beloved canines on canvas. here's abc's t.j. winick. >> reporter: do you treat your pooch like a prince? does your walk around like he owns the joint? if so, one of these oil paintings might just be at home in your hallway. >> for us, they're kids. >> reporter: bill just commissioned one of carmela, his rough-coat collie. here she is chasing a ball around the yard. and here she is as the empress maria of russia. with hot pink nails, with an embellishment of the original portrait. >> i don't paint one painting and start sticking animals in it. >> reporter: meet the artist, valerie leonard. she's not much interested in painting the man of the house as she is man's best friend. it's clear she sees dogs and cats as much more than just pets.
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>> a dog has one life, one spirit. it deserves as much value as any other creature. >> reporter: she's not alone. her company takes orders from all over the world. each one meticulously painted by hand. and these canine collectibles aren't cheap. a canvas like this one runs about $900. these portraits that resembles the work of the great masters are a work of the 21st century. valerie uses computer design to map them out. the head tilted at the right angle. the paws placed just so. >> people say how do you get the dogs to wear these clothes? >> reporter: they think the dogs are posing for you? >> yes. and animal rights people get upset that i forced the animal into these clothes. i have respect for them. but that's a bit silly. >> reporter: i'm t.j. winick in connecticut. >> a 24 by 35, will run you 1,200 bucks. that's what's making news in

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